Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 107468
change some driver mapping
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:39:41 EDT
sym53c8xx -> sym53c8xx_2
ncr53c8xx -> sym53c8xx_2
sym53c8xx SCSI sym53c8xx_2
ncr53c8xx SCSI sym53c8xx_2
The drivers don't have one-to-one mappings of what IDs they handle.
sym53c8xx_2 is the substitute of the old drivers (sym53c8xx and ncr53c8xx)
and it handles all these SCSI HBA:
In the case where there are multiple drivers for the same chip, we only change
the default driver to what is recommended by the on-staff kernel maintainers.
Any such change is not happening at *this* stage of Fedora Core 1.
In 2.6, the driver name is sym53c8xx. At that point we'll need a migration
entry for ncr53c8xx, but that's it.
Forget FC 1, it's closed. This change is oriented to FC 2. And don't be so
optimistic, 2.6 kernel has a long path to be stable ;-).
I think sym53c8xx_2 is preferred in 2.4 over ncr53c8xx/sym53c8xx.
what do rh kernel hackers believe?
we prefer the 1 version actually for the hw it supports in 2.4.
In 2.6 it's different story, so hopefully for FC2.